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IDF destroys Hamas terror tunnel that was 'ready for use'

17 April 2018

Such details are secret in Israel, which has received USA congressional funding for the project.

Conricus said Israel had been monitoring the construction of the tunnel for some time. It was also connected to a network of tunnels under Gaza, according to the IDF. "It extended into Israel and violated Israeli sovereignty".

The IDF has revealed its special laboratory for locating and neutralizing cross-border terror tunnels dug by Hamas.

It was the tubing that is fifth according to Conricus, also it allegedly expanded a huge number of yards. "We are protecting our boundaries", Conricus informed The Times of all Israel.

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While the laboratory doesn't "offer any kind of X-ray" allowing the IDF to see everything Hamas is building underground, the technologies employed continue to improve.

The tunnel, which was constructed by Hamas after the Gaza War in 2014, was "ready for use", the IDF spokesman said.

At least 35 Palestinians have been martyred and more than 3,000 wounded by Israeli army gunfire since the most recent round of demonstrations began on March 30.

In a press release issued yesterday, campaigners - including War on Want, Palestine Solidarity Campaign and Defence for Children International-Palestine - said HSBC now holds £831 million worth of shares in companies that sell weapons and military equipment to Israel.

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Israel and Hamas have negotiated directly and indirectly on many occasions; sadly, though, Gaza and Israel are led by hardline leaders wedded to the past.

Ayed Abu Eqtaish, Accountability Programme Director at Defence for Children International -Palestine, said: "Israeli forces are using live ammunition for crowd control to disperse protesters in Gaza, ignoring their obligation under international law to only resort to intentional lethal force when a direct, mortal threat to life or of serious injury exists".

Israel has fought three wars with the Islamist movement Hamas since 2008, and the group has used tunnels to carry out attacks in the past.

The Associated Press contributed to the record.

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IDF destroys Hamas terror tunnel that was 'ready for use'